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The Little Sparo

4.4
4.4
295 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian

There is nothing complicated about food, and nobody understood this better than the Italians. They knew that a delicious meal did not require elaborate preparation - just proper ingredients, and the passion and patience to let them work their magic. At The Little Sparo, we apply these principles in all we do. From our fresh baked naturally-leavened bread and pizza to our homemade extruded pasta, every item is prepared with gentle, attentive care. Come enjoy the comfort of Italian cuisine, in our newly renovated, open-concept restaurant with breathtaking views of the St.john's harbor that carries right through to the narrows. Book a table in our elegant dining room or come relax by the fireplace in our cozy, inviting lounge. Our kind and knowledgable staff are here to welcome you with the warm and friendly hospitality that Newfoundlanders are known for. Come join us for dinner!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (709) 758-4252

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tony Mackenzie

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Scenic View

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Ambience

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Fit for Foodies

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Group Bookings

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Healthy

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hot Spot

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Romance

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Special Occasion

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Ally

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very good food and service. Made a reservation for 2 but rather than seat us in front of the window with a view, we were sat next to the wall where we had a view of the kitchen. Not sure out of all the tables why we were sat there. That was one disappointing part of the experience.

  2. CT

    CoryTucker

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal and service. Will return soon!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was prompt and the food was outstanding. Great experience, would highly recommend!

  4. K

    Kurt

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most enjoyable. The service was friendly and attentive. Authentic Italian pasta selections were really good. Will be returning soon to try the sourdough pizza offerings.

  5. CR

    CindyR

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect atmosphere for a business breakfast. Food and service was excellent

  6. DB

    DeanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, amazing service, lovely atmosphere! Highly recommend!

  7. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The service was really good our table was ready when we arrived. We found the food to be ok but not great enough that we can’t wait to return to try other dishes.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cass is the best

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Shouldnt have to pay for bread. Other restaurants have for free. Didn’t like the beet salad Fumosa cocktail had a weird taste

  10. t

    tanya

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was awesome and the food was amazing. Will be returning!!

  11. JW

    JillW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent food and view! Sourdough pizza crust was special!

  12. T

    Tamoshanter

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great food. Good service but slow. Wait on food. Wait on bill. Offered suggestion to chef on inparticular dish item.

  13. J

    Justin

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent first experience! Great food and atmosphere.

  14. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food amazing , ambience lovely, and our server was fantastic. Great experience!

  15. E

    Emmy

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal in a great atmosphere! My family always enjoys Little Sparro.

  16. OA

    OATe

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambience of the restaurant and the harbour view make it a lovely location for a dinner.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Ordered the carbonara and it was very starchy and not quite warm. Sent it back and order a pizza whic was delicious. Also they did not charge me

  18. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    We were so cold my husband took off his sweater for mr to wear. My friend had to wear her coat the entire meal. We told waiter of cold and he said nothing could be done as they seated us under vent. Food chilled very quickly. The entire experience was unpleasant.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was amazing . The food was delicious. Best steak in town .

  20. HH

    HappytobeHappy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Staff and service where great.Presentation of food was excellent.Would diffently give this restaurant one off your go too outings

  21. KH

    KimberlyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Restaurant was a bit chilly ..more seafood on the menu ..

  22. M

    Moes

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We love this restaurant! Josh our waiter was just great!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Over priced for the quality of the food. Quite loud and and will not be returning.

  24. A

    Altenv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent!! I will definitely go back

  25. M

    Moes

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Ambiance is beautiful! Service was excellent! Food is great.. a little pricy but on par or better with other good restaurants. Would recommend

  26. GM

    GennyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Received fantastic service from Tyler. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and we thoroughly enjoyed his suggestions. He should get a raise.

  27. JA

    JoanA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Waiting 30 for our table. Our waiter excellent Appetizers not great. Mains were good.until order some foods on menu. All out.

  28. M

    Magoo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Laura was fantastic, she provided excellent service and was a joy to talk with. Our favourite dish was the squid ink pasta and the beef tartar special. The ambience was perfect for our date night with the harbour as the backdrop.

  29. SH

    StephH57

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great pasta !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. J

    Janet0489

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Great service, desert was mediocre but the rest of the food was great

  31. JJ

    JodyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our second time at The little Sparrow! Atmosphere is amazing ! We were offered a complimentary glass of champagne for our Anniversary which was really appreciated ! Food was great! Will be our new go-to spot :)

  32. MR

    MarjorieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and my friends and I will definitely return. Our server Sonia was very personable and knowledgeable. The chef did an outstanding job.

  33. BE

    BEF738

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent restaurant. Great atmosphere, good location. Food was outstanding.

  34. M

    Maria60

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Restaurant was lovely, our server was excellent! Distance was appropriate. Food was excellent too! Would eat there again!

  35. GF

    GuyF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience4

    The Duck Pasta was good but both pizzas were under cooked and soggy. For a $15.00 glass of wine the amount given was stingy and there were absolutely no salads offered??

  36. CC

    CharlesC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Third time their for breakfast and they just don’t have it figured out. My dinners there have been okay but the breakfast is a pass. Coffee was cold and weak (Maxwell house grinds). The toast was cold and partly buttered. Ambience is very nice and it’s accessible if you have kids but the food is on par for a hotel restaurant. Think utility vs. quality

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was fantastic right from the start - we thoroughly enjoyed the house made ricotta, Gucci pizza and cannoli. Will definitely be back again!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Great service!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience with fantastic service. Restaurant is clearly managed very well and beautiful decor. Atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for with an amazing view. Great food and drink options.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great atmosphere and our server was great

FAQs

The Little Sparo is rated 4.4 stars by 295 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

November 2021
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Google Map for The Little Sparo

2 Hill o' Chips St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, NL A1C 6B1

  • Neighbourhood

    St. John's

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Paid underground parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tony Mackenzie

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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